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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018


UGANDA: Terror suspect Sheikh Kalule given bail, re-arrested

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – There were dramatic scenes outside court as security agencies re-arrested Sheikh Dbr. Ismail Kalule, one of the suspects in the 2010 Lugogo twin blasts, just after he was given bail. Kalule was re-arrested by anti-terrorism officers on his way to the court cells where he was to be cleared by prison officers. The incident happened outside International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala.   Kalule, who has been on remand over terrorism was granted Shs20m noncash bail by Justice Moses Mukiibi. On May 26, 2016,Read More

UGANDA: We can’t fondle, kiss, smile Museveni out of power; he must be smoked, forced out – Sam Mugumya

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) activist Sam Mugumya has called upon Ugandans to emulate the French revolution and get rid of Museveni. Mugumya, a former aide of opposition chief Kizza Besigye, recorded the message in Ndolo military prison in Congo where he is still under detention. “We continue to be held in military detention without trial,” said Mugumya who is accused of taking part in rebel activities. “We must all move on. Uganda is at a painful and deciding moment in history,” he said. According to him,Read More

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: People smuggler who Italians claim to have jailed is living freely in Uganda

A picture released by the Italian police in June 2016 shows them with a man it claims is Medhanie Yehdego Mered. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images People smuggler who Italians claim to have jailed is living freely in Uganda Documentary reveals Medhanie Yehdego Mered, known as ‘the General’, has never been arrested THE GUARDIAN – One of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, who Italian prosecutors claim to have in jail in Sicily, is living freely in Uganda and spending his substantial earnings in nightclubs, according to multiple witnesses. Prosecutors in Palermo announcedRead More

DRCONGO: Thousands flee fighting in eastern DRC to Uganda

A refugee camp in the centre of Bunia. With the first groups of refugees having come from the nearby Djugu territory to settle here in February, there are now approximately two thousand living in the camp. ALEX MCBRIDE WILSON/AL JAZEERA Violence returns to DR Congo’s Ituri province Recent fighting in country’s northeast has forced tens of thousands to flee since December of last year. A recent surge in fighting has plagued the northeastern territory of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a wave of attacks beginning in DecemberRead More

Today in History – April 11

Today in History – April 11 On April 11, 1900, the U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland. Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments. Read more on Today in History – April 11 AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 11, 2018 at 09:05AM

QATAR: Emir-Trump White House post-meeting transcript

In full: Qatar’s emir-Trump White House post-meeting transcript AL JAZEERA – US President Donald Trump has praised his country’s ties with Qatar as he welcomed the Qatari emir to the White House. US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his ties with Qatar were working “extremely well” as he welcomed Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the White House for bilateral talks. Below a transcript of the conversation that took place at a news conference after their meeting. President Trump: Thank you very much. It’s aRead More

SYRIA: Are ‘smart’ missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chem attack evidence in Syria? – Moscow to Trump

Moscow to Trump: Are ‘smart’ missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chem attack evidence in Syria? RT – Responding to a threat from US President Donald Trump, who said Russia should prepare for “nice new and smart missiles” launched by America at Syria, Moscow said if the weapons were smart, they would target terrorists. “Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria’s] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in response to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday.Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: Another ANC veteran passes away

Zola Skweyiya (Photo by Gallo Images / Rapport / Elizabeth Sejake) ANC veteran Zola Skweyiya has died at the age of 75 NEWS24 – The politician died in Kloof Hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday morning, confirmed Mpho Mosimane, who was the spokesperson for the group of 101 stalwarts and apartheid activists who had asked last year for Jacob Zuma to step down. Mosimane said they would issue a statement later in the day. Skweyiya was born in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, in 1942. After becoming an MP in 1994, SkweyiyaRead More

ALGERIA: Military plane crashes killing 257

UPDATE: 9:10AM AST (Canada Halifax time) – death toll rises to 257 ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — At least 100 people were killed when a military plane carrying soldiers crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, officials said. The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement. Local media reported that the plane crashed just after taking off. Emergency services converged on the area near the Boufarik military base after the crash. Footage from theRead More

AFRICAN Businesses to License ONEm’s Internet-like Service Technology

ONEm has also developed a blockchain technology accessible over SMS to support unique applications LONDON, United Kingdom, April 11, 2018/ — ONEm Communications ( is bringing internet-like services to millions of people without the internet. On any ordinary mobile, users can engage in group communication with each other like people do on the internet. The London high-tech firm plans expansion in Africa through licensing and local partnerships. African business concerns are currently discussing licensing rights and partnerships. The move will see advanced services for rural Africa spread throughout the continent.Read More